Health Care Tech Periop Preoced

The University of Kansas Health System Craig, KS 2019-07-10

Position Summary/Career Interest

The Health Care Technician is an unlicensed staff member in Perioperative and Procedural Services who is accountable to/completes delegated tasks from the RN in a caring and culturally sensitive manner with excellent customer service at all times; demonstrates competencies in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships and technical skills.

6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Provides basic nursing skills including, but not limited to:
  • Vital signs Pulse oximetry
  • Phlebotomy
  • 12-lead EKG
  • ADLs
  • Recording intake and output
  • Collecting urine, stool, sputum specimens
  • Apply/remove compression hose; SCD, ect.
  • Emptying drains, urinary catheters, NG tubes, and ostomies
  • Bladder scanning
  • Obtains height and weight
  • Patient transport
  • Room turnover and stocking
  • Patient monitoring device placement
  • Documents in O2 all tasks, I&O, ect.
  • Maintains neat, clutter free and clean patient room and work environment.
  • Maintains a safe patient environment to include High Fall Risk Interventions as appropriate including but not limited to, rounding on patients, answering call lights in person promptly for all patients on the unit.
  • Demonstrates proper hand hygiene, standard precautions and isolation principles.
  • Care for patients in restraints, including ROM and fluids/toileting; reorienting confused patients; reinforcement of patient/family education regarding fall and safety precautions, and isolation principles.
  • Promptly notifies the RN of change in vital signs from baseline or expected results, change in mental status or condition, any breakdown in skin integrity to redness of skin, patient report of pain, any other patient needs, concerns or issues.
  • Any other duties assigned.
  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
  • Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Technical/Professional Training/Degree in: MA, EMT or LPN OR Completion of 1-2 years nursing school
  • BLS Certification
  • Acute care experience with direct patient care and phlebotomy
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